William B. Hartsfield Collection

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Scope and Content Note: Gone With the Wind Premiere Home Move, 1939, silent. Footage made for Mayor Hartsfield during the days surrounding the Atlanta premiere of the film, GONE WITH THE WIND. The date code of this print is 1965, but a note on the leader states that it was made in 1960. This is definitely a print of another print. Includes Junior League Ball, Mayor William Hartsfield, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Vivien Leigh, Margaret Mitchell, Ann Rutherford, Olivia de Havilland, Jock Whitney, David O. Selznick, Laurence Olivier, Ginny Simms, Kay Kyser, Governor Rivers, Confederate veterans, Major Clark Howell, Cyclorama Building, Battle of Peachtree Creek site.
Biographical Note: William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971) was a six- term mayor of Atlanta. His parents were Charles Green Hartsfield and Victoria Dagnall Hartsfield of Atlanta. He was educated in the public school system but did not finish high school or attend college. He married Pearl Williams and had two children, William Berry Jr. and Mildred. In 1962 they divorced and he married Tollie Bedenbaugh Tolan of Athens, adopting her son, Carl. Hartsfield was elected to the Atlanta City Council and helped establish Atlanta's first airport, which was renamed the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, and later Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. For more information, see the article William B. Hartsfield in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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